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Join your school librarian professional organization!

MISSION: The purpose of this organization shall be to promote library services and librarianship in school libraries in Texas and to cooperate in the promotion of general and joint enterprises with the Texas Library Association.

With more than 4500 members, TASL strives to meet the unique needs of school librarians forming ties with librarians throughout the state.

Professional Development

TASL sponsors numerous programs and workshops at the TLA Annual Conference. Programs include collection development, technology, author and storyteller presentations, school librarian leadership, library facilities, teacher/librarian collaboration, student research, literacy and many more.

Additionally, the Texas State Library maintains a weekly updated website of free online trainings to meet your professional development needs all year long.  Check it out here: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/librarydevelopments/?p=22996


The TASL Legislative/Advocacy Committee leads and organizes TASL efforts on behalf of school librarians of Texas.

  • TASL advocates for librarians as teachers who are essential components of a robust educational system. We actively share emerging information and technology with the legislative, administrative, and learning communities.
  • TASL advocates to the state legislature and other decision-makers on behalf of school libraries.
  • TASL uses the division's awards to increase understanding beyond the library community of the integral role school libraries play in the successful education of the state's children.
    • Distinguished Library Service Award for School Administrators (aka Administrator of the Year)
    • Shirley Igo School Library Collaboration Award
    • Media/Virtual Presence Award (MVP)

Collaboration with YART, CRT, other TLA units and divisions, and allied groups, such as the Texas PTA.

To submit a proposal for a 2019 TASL Conference Session, please fill out this form:https://goo.gl/fNRuaP

To volunteer for TASL, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/K1WKTa

For more information about TASL committees, please visithttps://goo.gl/TQ01fu

Here is an alternative version if you prefer PDF: TASL Committee Responsibilities and Service PDF.

Created on Apr 1, 2010 | Last updated October 01, 2018